Regulatory roundup

More healthcare-related regulatory news for plan sponsors, including links to detailed information.

Health plan choice and premiums in the 2018 federal health insurance exchange
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a brief presenting information on qualified health plans (QHPs) available on the federal health insurance exchange for states that use the HealthCare.gov platform. National estimates and summary tables are presented in each section of the text. State-specific estimates are in the appendix.

For more information, click here.

ACA AIR submission composition and reference guide published
The IRS has published “Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns (AIR) Submission Composition and Reference Guide.” The document provides details on composing and submitting Forms 1094/1095-B and Forms 1094/1095-C by transmitters to IRS. The scope of the document addresses the A2A application-based via SOAP messages exchanged between client and exposed web service endpoints and the web UI-browser-based requiring human initiation.

For more information, click here.

Guidance on the requirements for providing a qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangement released
The IRS published Notice 2017-67 offering guidance on the requirements for providing a qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangement (QSEHRA) under section 9831(d)–added to the Internal Revenue Code by 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act)– the tax consequences of the arrangement, and the requirements for providing written notice of the arrangement to eligible employees.

For more information, click here.

IRS updates FAQs on employer-shared responsibility payments
The IRS updated its website listing frequently asked questions on employer-shared responsibility provisions under the Affordable Care Act, including questions and answers regarding employer-shared responsibility payments.

For more information, click here.

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